United Auto Workers (UAW) president Shawn Fain said Wednesday the union plans to strike against any Detroit automaker with which it hasn’t reached an agreement by the time the labor contract expires, according to an interview with the Associated Press.
“That’s the plan,” he told the AP regarding if the UAW would commit to a strike vs. any of the automakers if a deal is not reached by the deadline of Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m.
At the same time, however, he took a more measured tone to the negotiations.
“There’s a lot of back and forth in bargaining,” Fain told the AP, “and naturally, when you go into bargaining, you don’t always get everything you demand.”
This comes on the heels of the UAW filing unfair labor charges against General Motors and Stellantis last week with the National Labor Relations Board, and balking at an initial offer made by Ford.
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